Data Journalism 2014

Data Journalism. Work session (III)

Practical cases to understand statistical data

The Data Journalism work sessions aim to be practical meetings with two objectives: to learn and explore in depth working with data through workshops, and to raise awareness of local projects. This session will focus on statistics portals, where we can find numerous data from which to extract journalistic stories. However, what do they contain exactly? Are there local statistical data at the National Statistics Institute (INI) or does one have to go to a local site? Can one find hyperlocal data such as bus stops or schools in a neighbourhood? Can one find them in a single portal or is it necessary to consult several?

 5.00 – 5.45 p.m. // “Errors of Data Journalism. The Colibrí Project” with Diego Pasqual

The COLIBRI PROJECT is a citizens’ initiative that aims to act as a bridge between the community of programmers and journalists and the website of the Spanish Government in order to facilitate access to the information that can be found on the website in question. Based on the experience of programming the Colibri Project Diego Pasqual will tell us about what has been learned: “a great lesson on how not to do things, from analysis, to the design and implementation of the architecture, and I would like to share with you how not to go about an open data project ".

6.15 p.m. -8 p.m. // How to decipher data from statistics portals

The aim of this workshop is to present possibilities for the reuse of data from an official statistics office such as Idescat. The organisation of information at Idescat will be explained and examples shown of downloads of data, of the embedding of solutions already produced and of the consumption of services. In the sphere of data visualization, an explanation will be offered of Google Public Data Explorer where Idescat offers a set of municipal and regional data as well as the Idescat Visual library.

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Organised by

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Open Knowledge Foundation

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